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The 51st state Bar and Grill

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200 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HA, Scotland
+44 1369 705550
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 22:30
Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch for 4 on saturday the 20th may . My husband had a 10inch cheese and tomato pizza . I halfed a pinenni with my sister and brother inlaw had a sandwich . The paninni and sandwich came with salad . Ordered extea fries and onion rings . Men had a pint each . I orderd 2 cosmapolitain cocktails... More 

Thank Weeteeme
Paul C, Owner at The 51st state Bar and Grill, responded to this review

I am sorry that you appear to have not enjoyed your lunch with us which is a shame as you were asked at the time if everything was ok and your response was yes and you appeared to clear the plates of food. Its always best to bring any issue to the attention of the waiting staff at the time... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Waitress was so good and deserves to serve good food. The three of us left most our food which was bland, greasy and very un inspiring. We eat better everyday of the week X 100 than what was served here?

Thank ZoddieD
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this place would be so much better if it decided whether if was an Italian or American restaurant. we chose the American part upstairs. service was great, friendly staff and food cooked well too. we played safe and both had burger, for the price it was ok, and the price was standard for Dunoon, plenty of fries, just thought he... More 

Thank karenbrown135
Chester, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Out with the family for dinner, you go downstairs for Italian food.This is a brilliant restaurant to visit for a special occasion and is perfect for those who love Italian food. The menu is big enough for every taste, with friendly staff and nothing appears to be too much trouble for them. The sort of place where three generations of... More 

Thank tinman48
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food lovely good service and reasonably priced all staff very helpful. You can choose from a variety of dishes.

Thank RB40
Clydebank, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Called in for lunch on a chilly rainy day and were given a cheerful welcome and although busy were quickly seated. Good menu with choices to suity everyone, particularly good were the prawn salad, very fresh with large juicy prawns in a large bowl with tasty dressed salad, also the Steak panini was tasty and very big, so big that... More 

Thank 10Campbell
East Lawrencetown, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Squeezed us in when they were busy which was nice. However food was not great. Milkshake was warm. Prices are good. Atmosphere upstairs is crowded. Ate off the Italian menu, could have been better.

Thank Megan M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went the other night for tex mex, going again tonight for a steak food really tasty and plenty of it staff very friendly and helpfull.

Thank Lynda D
Kirknewton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place had good reviews so we thought we would give it a try. It has an American barbeque theme so there are lots of memorabilia on the walls but unlike other restaurants they appear to be genuine and are pretty interesting. Its not a well lit place, however it is more cosy and friendly as a result of this.... More 

Thank Stephen M
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Food excellent with a very varied menu. Cooked and presented beautifully. Service is brilliant. Really helpful and pleasant staff. A very, cosy relaxing atmosphere.

Thank bubbly_bernie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Pizza, Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Argyll Street, Dunoon PA23 7HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 705550
Dunoon's own American/Italian Bar & Grill

Fantastic Homemade Burgers
Sizzling Steaks
Terrific Tex Mex
Paninis, Wraps, Our Famous Milkshakes and much more
And of course from our Italian Influence at La Cantina Downstairs our Fantastic Homemade Pizza selection and Pasta Favourites
Food Served All Day Every Day
Families Welcome
Live Music Venue

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?